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Join Us at Abacus Masters ’16


Join us at Abacus Masters ‘16, the 11th annual JAMS math skills competition. Our students will be competing against the region’s best and brightest, so come out to cheer them on! This is also a great opportunity to bring friends and family so they can see the skills we’re developing in our students! DOWNLOAD the

JAMS Students Win Big at Global Competition!


On December 29th, 2015 Sensei Miwako Sakabayashi brought students Winston Chan and Riko Mizuno to participate in The 15th Pan Pacific Abacus & Mental Arithmetic Competition. More than 250 students representing nine countries from around the world competed. Winston captured 1st place in his group and Riko captured 4th place in hers. Sensei Miwako was

JAMS Adds New Teacher to Team


October 30, 2015 - Portland, Oregon - JAMS is pleased to announce that Stephanie Cavanaugh has joined the school as a teacher. Ms. Cavanaugh was selected based on her teaching experience and familiarity with Japanese culture (in addition to being fluent in Japanese, she lived in Japan in 2011 - 2012). "We're very excited to

Sensei Miwako interviewed by Fumiko of Noren Portland.


Recently, Sensei Miwako was interviewed by Fumiko of Noren Portland. The only abacus school you’ll find in Portland, or even in Oregon, is the “Japanese Abacus Math School of Portland LLC (JAMS)”. The manager of the school and one of its teachers, Miwako-sensei, instructs over 80 students of different nationalities and ethnicities. Many people, when they hear

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